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I care not how fabulous it is. I’m not gonna wear a square watch. Even if they put nice feminine rounded corners on there.
Come on Apple!
Who cares about yet another stupid Android phone with an exceptionally stupid name and stupid toy lights not to be sold or supported in North America?
Those same people who care about Huawei, I guess.
Am I missing something here?
Big, big yawn.
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The most amazing thing I gleaned from this article is the fact that many of the domestic makes have considerably better initial quality numbers than the proven Japanese makers.
What can we make of that great initial quality still equating to roughly only 60% of the longevity of the Japanese makes?
It’s a testament to America’s proficiency at designing, implementing and benefitting from engineered obsolescence. There is no other possibility.
They do great the first few years, but by the time they reach 100K, the domestics are awfully tired. You really notice the difference in engineering past 140K. I traded a worn-out Caravan with 147K for a 5th-owner Sienna with 221K. The Sienna now has 246K and runs great. Oh, I forgot to mention the Dodge was on it’s THIRD transmission.
If they can afford it, or be able to talk the boss into paying an additional 30-40% for the seemingly superfluous upgrade.
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A little cheese with that "Pro" model. Apple had to expect a swift dressing down for their skimp.
Not the first time an Apple tear down disappointed the hardware aficionados.
Hopeful waiting for the Air to be better (and still affordable) seems a bit optimistic given Apple’s successful marketing history. Much glitzy fanfare celebrating incremental improvement. And the cash rolls in.
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Apple and Google have no interest in protecting us. That’s not their mission. They are for-profit companies.
We have to protect ourselves. The great majority of mobile users are totally irresponsible and flip when it comes to security, passwords and personal privacy.
People are lazy and stupid.
This bug relies less on those premises.
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How fun. We love our toys.
Now if you could run IOS on it you’d have something.
It’s good to have Android out there if only to keep Apple honest. Without competition, the iPhone would be even more stodgy and boring.
Silicon has a 10 year reliability lifespan. I have a 20 year old PC running daily, but only the motherboard is original. These units should last 10 years before the software is left behind, requiring a replacement.
And our pets and plants get to enjoy the temperature swings.
I still contend this has a "toy" appeal that is more compelling than its expected utility or savings.
I’ve never had any trouble with the notepad. Doesn’t do much but it works great for what I use it for. In fact it’s been one of my top windows accessories over the years. And calculator.
Cut n paste staging, comment writing, web page screenshot drop, on and on.
And as an enterprise tech, Outlook is the shiz-nit once you learn the beastly program. Can’t be beat, IMO. The most crucial piece of software on every workstation.
Web apps are cheese, regardless of the maker. A miasma of truncations and workarounds. The "tiny houses" of computing.
Considering the push for stronger hardware is driven by security requirements rather than marketing zeal, I have to accept this seemingly heavy handed behavior. Microsoft doesn’t want to suck hind teat to Apple in security like Android does. Apple will always dominate mobile because they value security more than Google. That gets my money, not cartoon games.
It sucks for those of us with hardware that is barely paid for to shell out another grand or (way) more, and it’s easy to call it more diabolical than it is because the hardware sellers are benefiting and MS is so insistent.
Suck it up. Blame the hackers, not MS, Intel or AMD.
It’s Specter/Meltdown (and more) like Rapid Rabbit mentioned above.